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  • Canadiens Continue Home Sellout Streak; Isles Down 17.6% At Nassau Coliseum

    The Canadiens lead all NHL clubs in attendance with 21,273 fans per game, with their record sellout streak at Bell Centre extending back to Jan. 8, 2004. The Lightning are seeing the biggest jump at the gate among all teams, up 12.8% during the first full season of Jeff Vinik's ownership. The Penguins are seeing gains during their first season at Consol Energy Center, as home attendance is up 6.8% compared to the same period a year ago. The Islanders' attendance is down 17.6% at Nassau Coliseum, the sharpest drop among all NHL clubs. Listed below is attendance for NHL Eastern Conference clubs through Jan. 17, with comparisons to the same period a year ago. Also see figures for NHL Western Conference teams (THE DAILY).

    NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE THROUGH JAN. 17
    HOME TEAM
    GMS
    TOTAL
    AVG.
    % CAP.
    PREV.
    % +/-
    GMS
    ('09-10)
    Canadiens
    25
    531,825
    21,273
    100.0%
    21,273
    0.0%
    25
    Flyers
    21
    411,742
    19,607
    100.4%
    19,418
    1.0%
    23
    Maple Leafs
    23
    443,966
    19,303
    102.6%
    19,232
    0.4%
    24
    Capitals
    26
    478,339
    18,398
    100.0%
    18,277
    0.7%
    22
    Sabres
    22
    402,822
    18,310
    98.0%
    18,436
    -0.7%
    26
    Senators
    24
    438,211
    18,259
    95.3%
    17,905
    2.0%
    27
    Penguins
    24
    437,209
    18,217
    100.7%
    17,064
    6.8%
    23
    Rangers
    23
    414,832
    18,036
    99.1%
    18,200
    -0.9%
    26
    Bruins
    23
    403,995
    17,565
    100.0%
    17,271
    1.7%
    24
    Lightning
    19
    322,153
    16,955
    85.8%
    15,025
    12.8%
    22
    Hurricanes
    20
    312,065
    15,603
    83.5%
    14,717
    6.0%
    24
    Panthers
    22
    334,013
    15,182
    89.1%
    15,291
    -0.7%
    22
    Devils
    22
    312,499
    14,205
    80.6%
    15,053
    -5.6%
    23
    Thrashers
    23
    295,507
    12,848
    69.3%
    13,395
    -4.1%
    22
    Islanders
    21
    212,350
    10,112
    62.3%
    12,273
    -17.6%
    22
    E.C. TOTALS
    338
    5,751,528
    17,016
    91.9%
    16,947
    0.4%
    355
    NHL TOTALS
    682
    11,575,998
    16,974
    92.3%
    16,938
    0.2%
    722
     

    NOTES: Attendance figures for the NHL European Premiere Series games, which included home games for the Wild, Hurricanes, Blue Jackets, Bruins, Sharks and Coyotes, have been replaced with the respective teams' home capacity. All NHL attendance data is based on totals posted immediately following games. Figures do not reflect any subsequent adjustments made by teams or the league.

     

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